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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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  • GCstar
    GCstar is an application that can be used to manage collections of different types. Users can enter all the items they own, along with associated information and later perform searches using filtering criteria. A plugin system allows some information to be downloaded automatically from Internet sites. Collections can be exported to many formats, including HTML, XML, CSV, or Tellico file format, or imported from Ant Movie Catalog or Tellico, among others. It currently manages collections of movies and video games and lets users define their own types of collections. Read more Killer App hot
  • Griffith
    Griffith is a movie collection manager application. Adding items to the movie collection is as quick and easy as typing the film title and selecting a supported source. Griffith will then try to fetch all the related information from the Web. Griffith is a cross-platform application and is known to run on GNU Linux, Microsoft Windows and MacOS X systems. Probably, it will run on other POSIX compatible operating systems where a gtk+ environment is available, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Solaris. Read more hot
  • APLM
    Alex Personal Library Manager: designed to be an easy to install and manage, cross-platform system for managing a small personal library
  • aviManager
    aviManager helps you to manage your (large) movie (DVD,DivX) collection. It ships with an intelligent voting system for many users. aviManager attempts to find the best movie to watch.
  • Axiope Catalyzer
    (commercial) Axiope Catalyzer is a powerful and flexible cataloging system that lets you easily organize and maintain structured records about almost anything.
  • Basenji
    Basenji is a volume indexing tool designed for easy and fast indexing of volume collections. It currently supports indexing of removable media such as CDs and USB sticks and stores them as volume objects in a database.
  • Bibfilex
    Bibfilex is a free software for Linux, Windows and OS X useful to create and to manage archives of bibliographical items (books, articles, etc.) according to Biblatex structure and rules. Bi­bla­tex is a package of Latex which im­ple­men­ts its bib­li­o­graphic fa­cil­i­ties in con­junc­tion with Bibtex.
  • Bibliomori
    Bibliomori is a simple software to manage a personal library. The goal of this project is to provide a simple software that can be used by anyone to manage its personal library.
  • BibShelf
    BibShelf is a book organizer integrating well with the GNOME desktop environment. It helps you to keep track of your book collection. You can fill in such things as the book summary, review, rating and the ISBN. Never forget when it was that you read a book, BibShelf lets you save the date so you do no longer need to waste your brain capacity for storing this information.
  • Bookbase
    Bookbase is a database application for book collectors. Bookbase stores each book in a MySQL database by its unique ISBN number. Searches retrieves books by title, author, publication or copyright date, publisher, cover type and price, or even when or how many times you've read the book.
  • Books Organizer
    Books Organizer is an organizer for pdf files based on sqlite and with a built-in reader.
  • Bookworm
    Bookworm is a simple, focused eBook reader. Read the books you love without having to worry about the different format complexities like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr, etc. The software supports EPUB, PDF and Comics (CBR and CBZ) formats.
  • Bumblebee
    Bumblebee is a simple and general collections manager. It works with CSV text files, can export to html, and import file listings.
  • Canoe
    Canoe is an online book cataloging software. It differs from library in a way it handles users. In Canoe everyone is equal and is able to either share or borrow books. System helps to store and browse books data. It also automates borrowing process so you can find the book and make an arrangement with the owner with only few clicks. It is fast and robust, designed to be easily extended and modified.
  • cdcat
    cdcat is a graphical (QT based) multiplatfor mcatalog program which scans the directories/drives you want and memorise the filesystem (including the tags of mp3's) and store it in a small file.
  • CDCollect
    CDCollect is a CD catalog application for gnome 2.10. It's goal is to be able to catalog your entire CD collection allowing for searches of your CD files with a clean and simple interface. CDCollect is written in mono using monodevelop and the gtk-sharp and sqlite libraries.
  • CdFly
    CdFly is a CrossPlatform CD collection manager, which means that it allows you to save the directory structure of your cds in a database so that you can later browse trough the files withou having to insert alla the cds in you cd drive.
  • CDKeeper
    CDKeeper is an application that facilitates the organization of CD collections. In its present form, it is intended for data cd collections, but plans are in the making for organizing audio cds as well.
  • CDnavigator
    CDnavigator is an application that files your CD, DVD in a database. It also deposits information about photos (JPG), music (MP3) and films saved in media. You can also store another metadata as notes, rating, etc. to this data. You can search over all items and save the choises. CDnavigator supports an automatic cache that saves the most used data on harddisk.
  • CeeMedia
    CeeMedia is a program for cataloguing your movie collection. It can retrive info and cover images from places such as Amazon, IMDb and All Movie Guide, and if that's not enough, you can write your own plugin for your favorite movie-site.
  • Coinage
    Coinage is a database for American coin collecters.
  • DiscDB
    DiscDB is a little program that will use MySQL to catalog all files in your CDs, making it easy to find a file without having to switch discs until you find it. Useful for people who save all their downloads to CD-Rs.
  • DiskSearch
    DiskSearch is a tool for searching for files on all your removable media disks (e.g. CD's, ZIP disks or backup tapes). For instance you can search for songs on your MP3-CD's or for a document on your backup DVD's. For advanced queries there is a regular expression search mode. The search is based on a simple database file which needs to be filled once by adding all your disks to it.
  • Domo
    Domo is a music organizer which indexes digital audio sources, extracts all information and inserts everything into a relational database. The database can then be queried, exported and compared with other digital audio sources. Musicbrainz support is also available for the looking up of Audio CDs or for identifying unknown tracks based on their TRM audio fingerprint.
  • DVD List
    The DVD List is a perl-based package to facilitate the lending of DVD's people have collected as an office-intranet application or between a group of friends. It was written to replace a system that was based around a csv file that had to be manually updated, and so represents the Next Generation tool for your DVD-listing needs, and is licensed under the same terms as perl (GPL/Artistic).
  • dvdindex
    dvdindex is a free, open-source CD/DVD archiving utility to manage a collection of CDs/DVDs. It has built-in encryption support.
  • EpubCheck
    EpubCheck is a tool to validate EPUB files. It can detect many types of errors in EPUB. OCF container structure, OPF and OPS mark-up, and internal reference consistency are checked. EpubCheck can be run as a standalone command-line tool or used as a Java library. Read more
  • EPUBReader
    EPUBReader is a Firefox add-on which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. An ePub file is essentially an archive of HTML files. Read more
  • FBReader
    FBReader is an open source e-book reader that makes it simple to access free literature. It runs on a variety of platforms including Linux and Linux-based mobile devices such as Siemens, Motorola, Sharp, Nokia, and Samsung smartphones. Read more
  • gcdkatalog
    Gcdkatalog is a simple software witch stores names of files and paths burned on cds/dvds.
  • GCfilms
    GCfilms is an application that can be used to manage a movie collection. A user can stock all the movies he has with some associated informations (where it is located, movie category, already seen or not, a rating,...). Then one can retrieve some movies matching filtering criteria (specific values for movies information).
  • GCO
    GNOME Comics Organizer - A database for keeping track of your comic collection. It supports Titles, Publishers, Types, Writers, Pencilers, Inkers, Cover Prices, Current Prices, Comments, and much more. It allows you to sort the list in various ways
  • GitBook
    GitBook is an open source command line utility for generating books using GitHub/Git and Markdown. It is also an ebook writing and publishing service associated with the GitBook Editor project, also hosted on GitHub. Users can either write the books online or use the desktop client. The client has a clean look & feel and almost distraction-free interface which helps an author focus on writing. Read more
  • Gnome Catalog
    Gnome Catalog catalogs CD, DVD and hard disk files. Generate thumbnails of the video files and image files via thumbnailers and saves it in the database files. Save the metadata of the files, then you can search in the metatada of mp3, avis, images (exif). The program have been develop in python-gtk.
  • GOFoto
    GOFoto is an appliaction for managing large collections of photos. It allows photo refining, generating web gallery and VideoCD.
  • GVideoDB
    GVideoDB is an XML-driven movie database for your movie collection. It features the ability to use many database files.
  • GWhere
    GWhere allows you to manage a catalog of your CDs and any other removable media (such as hard disks, floppy disks, Zip disks, CD-ROMs, etc...) indexed in a database. With GWhere it is easy to browse your CDs or to make a quick search without needing to insert each CD one after another.
  • Gwine
    Gwine is a little application to manage your wine cellar. It is written in Perl and using Gtk+.
  • happydigger
    happydigger is a program which you can be used for cataloging archeological finds. It is intended both for semi-professional use and by amateurs (e.g. metal detectorists) who want to keep track of their finds.
  • Home Librarian
    (commercial) Home Librarian is a database system for creating and maintaining a library card catalog of your books, records, tapes, or any other collectable item.
  • ibocator
    ibocator (formerly elocator) keeps track of your stuff on CDs, DVDs, HDDs, etc.
  • iBookshelf
    iBookshelf is an application for cataloging your book collection and designing bookshelves based on this data.
  • IMMS Magical Favorites Collector
    IMMS Magical Favorites Collector uses information collected by IMMS to find your favorite songs, and then do the hard work of compiling a CD/DVD/MP3 player full of your favorites. It preserves the pathnames of files, so that the resulting collection will reflect the main collection.
  • Inventory
    Inventory is a gtk+-2 inventory program that uses a mysql database as backend. It's goals are to be easy to use, fast and flexible and portable. You can store anything in it, CD's, DVD's but also todo lists or youre wine cellar.
  • Katalog
    Katalog is a program for indexing CD's.
  • KmusicdB
    KmusicdB is a music information manager. The GUI is written for KDE and the backend is to a PostgreSQL server. KmusicdB enables you to take your collection of music (CDs, vinyl, whatever) and organize it for browsing and searching. KmusicdB has a variety of reports (see below). There is CDDB support which makes adding CDs a breeze. Its main goals are stability, speed, ease of use, and lots of features.
  • KVideolist
    KVideolist is a database for your home-video collection. It is designed for the K Desktop Environment and uses the Qt Toolkit.
  • Lin-MoVe
    (shareware) Lin-MoVe is a program to administer a model train collection.
  • Macaw-Movies
    Macaw-Movies is a movie organizer. It helps anyone to order, choose and find back a movie in his collection.
  • MCatS
    MCatS is a Modular Catalog System. The basic idea is to have several modules (shared libraries) that are dynamically loaded on demand.
  • MediaBase
    MediaBase is a PHP/MySQL database to manage your collection of CD's (both audio and data), backup tapes, and other media.
  • mediadbs
    mediadbs is a project that aims to produce a flexible database system for tracking and searching for multiple forms of electronic media (eg mp3, divx, ogg) distributed on multiple servers in a local network. It currently only supports mp3 format files.
  • mediArchiver
    mediArchiver is a media archiver. It can be used to store all sorts of media, with an emphasis on providing the most information about each file through accessing information tags such as EXIF.
  • Medley
    Medley is an audio collection catalogue application. It: acts as a database storing detailed information about albums, records, tracks and artists related to them, and allows to assign custom tags and ratings to stored items.
  • Monotheka
    Monotheka is a simple application to organize and keep track of your movie catalogue. It uses the GTK toolkit and is designed to be simple and GNOME / HIG compliant. It's written in Mono.
  • MVideo
    MVideo is a manager for your film collection (on DVD, Divx, VCD or whatever). You are able to store all needed informations to archive all genres of films.
  • myleague
    myleague helps you to organize your soccer league data.
  • Novinyl
    Novinyl is a lightweight desktop database for KDE. It only supports flat data, no SQL or even simple linked data. Its original purpose was to store music collections.
  • Page Number Saver
    The goal of this project is to create a user-friendly application with which users can save their page numbers for e-books they are reading on their computers or other devices.
  • PyMovie
    PyMovie is a program for organizing your movie collection. It differentiates between Movies and Series. It can track which friends have which movies.
  • qSong
    qSong is a song database program with multimedia features for worship musicians and other people working with music. It allows you to store and manage all song-related information, such as chords, lyrics, authors, and copyright. It can create songbooks in popular formats such as PDF, HTML, and ChordPro. All items in the database can be searched and sorted.
  • Readerware
    (commercial) Readerware is a tool for book lovers, collectors, researchers, anyone who has to catalog and maintain a library. Easy to use yet powerful enough to manage the largest collections.
  • sdb
    sdb is a utility to manage a collection of live shows. It's main purpose is to provide a gui frontend to view, add and edit shows with some basic report functions. Another goal is to provide a set of export functions mainly to publish your list of tradeable shows on the web.
  • Sigil
    Sigil is an easy to use multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format. Read more
  • Simple Media Indexer
    Simple Media Indexer is a small and easy application to keep track of CDs (or other removable media) and the files on them.
  • Simple Movie Catalog
    Simple Movie Catalog will scan a given directory for movies, query IMDb for info, and generate a catalog in HTML that offers sorting and grouping of found movies by different criteria.
  • Splice
    Splice is a label maker for: CDs, DAT tapes, 8mm tapes, and analog cassette tapes. It is primarily intended for live music, but it can be used for any label need. The setlists are stored in a simple textual fashion (see below) consisting of a header, the songs, and an optional trailer. The setlist format is designed to both easy to use (both by splice and the person creating the setlist) and easy to read.
  • Tellico
    Tellico is a KDE application for organizing your collections. It provides default templates for books, bibliographies, videos, music, coins, stamps, trading cards, comic books, and wines. Read more
  • Thokbook
    Thokbook is a personal library system, written in perl. It is intended for medium to large individual collections (several thousand books). With thokbook, you don't need to enter large amounts of information for each of your books.
  • VideLibri
    VideLibri is an extension of the usual library web catalogs, running locally on desktop computers or Android smartphones. Its main function is to automatically renew the lend books and warn the user of an ending loan period, but it also has several other features, including everything the normal OPAC can do.
  • vMovieDB
    vMovieDB is a movie collections manager for the Gnome desktop. You can play selected movies with your favorite video player, manage various types of information for your movies (title, year, media type, quality, subtitles, location, genre, and movie image), export your movies to an HTML or text document, and search for a selected movie on It has a fast and light database based on XML.
  • VVV
    VVV (Virtual Volumes View) is an application that catalogs the content of removable volumes such as CD and DVD disks for off-line searching. Folders and files can also be arranged in a single, virtual file system. Each folder of this virtual file system can contain files from many disks.
  • xleague
    xleague is a Motif-based GUI-version of myleague.
  • yaCat
    yaCat (yet another catalogator) is a small text-mode CD/DVD catalog program. It includes a search content option and the ability to view disc content.
  • Yapbib
    Your Annotated Personal Bibliography: manages your body of literature research, include annotations per author and per literature-entry, organize and categorize the entries for your specific projects, perform queries on the entries, and export contents on the bibliograpy database in BibTex form

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